Saint Petersburg

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personal collection

with others in Russia's art world. Stasov helped organize an exhibition of over 400 Hartmann works in the Academy of Fine Arts (Imperial Academy of Arts) in Saint Petersburg, Russia in February and March 1874. Mussorgsky lent works from his personal collection to the exhibit and viewed the show in person. Fired by the experience, he composed ''Pictures at an Exhibition'' in six weeks. The music depicts an imaginary tour of an art collection. Titles of individual movements allude to works by Hartmann; Mussorgsky used ''Hartmann'' as a working title during the work's composition. He described the experience to Stasov in June 1874: "''Hartmann'' is seething as ''Boris'' (Boris Godunov (opera)) was. Sounds and ideas float in the air and my scribbling can hardly keep pace with them." Calvocoressi (1956, p. 182). Derzhavin was born in Kazan. His distant ancestor Morza Bagrim, who relocated from the Great Horde in the 15th century to Moscow, was baptized and became a vassal of the Russian Grand Prince Vasily II (Vasily II of Moscow). Derzhavin's biography (in Russian) Nevertheless, by the 18th century Derzhavin's father was just a poor country squire who died when Gavrila was still young. He received a little formal education at the gymnasium there but left for Petersburg as a private in the guards. There he rose from the ranks as a common soldier to the highest offices of state under Catherine the Great (Catherine II of Russia). He first impressed his commanders during Pugachev's Rebellion. Politically astute, his career advanced when he left the military service for civil service. He rose to the position of governor of Olonets (1784) and Tambov (1785), personal secretary to the Empress (1791), President of the College of Commerce (1794), and finally the Minister of Justice (1802). He was dismissed from his post in 1803 and spent much of the rest of his life in the country estate at Zvanka near Novgorod, writing idylls and anacreontic verse (Anacreon). At his Saint Petersburg house, he held monthly meetings of the conservative Lovers of the Russian Word society. He died in 1816 and was buried in the Khutyn Monastery near Zvanka, reburied by the Soviets in the Novgorod Kremlin, and then reinterred at Khutyn. Delcassé was an expansionist and very anti-German. Kaiser Wilhelm (Wilhelm II of Germany) called him "The most dangerous man for Germany in France". Delcassé improved relations between France and Italy: at the same time, he adhered firmly to the alliance with Russia, and in August 1899 made a visit to Saint Petersburg, which he repeated in April 1901. In June 1900 he made an arrangement with Spain, fixing the long-disputed boundaries of the French and Spanish possessions in West Africa. Finally he concluded the Entente Cordiale with Great Britain, covering colonial and other questions which had long been a matter of dispute, especially concerning Egypt, Newfoundland (Newfoundland (island)) and Morocco. Suspicion of the growing entente between France and England soon arose in Germany, and in 1905 German assertiveness was shown in a crisis (First Moroccan Crisis) which was forced on in the matter of French policy by Delcassé personally, a sore point with Germany. The situation became acute, and was only really relieved by Delcassé's resignation in early 1906. In 1886 he was elected deputy for Aisne, but, defeated in 1889, he returned to his diplomatic career, and on 31 May 1894 was chosen by Charles Dupuy to be minister of foreign affairs. With one interruption (during the Ribot (Alexandre Felix Joseph Ribot) ministry, from 26 January to 2 November 1895) he held this portfolio until 14 June 1898. During his ministry he developed the ''rapprochement'' of France with Russia—visiting Saint Petersburg with the president, Félix Faure—and sent expeditions to delimit the French colonies in Africa. The Fashoda Incident of July 1898 was a result of this policy, and Hanotaux's distrust of England is frankly stated in his literary works. At the beginning of the 18th century Yaroslavl finally began to transform itself from a trading post into a major industrial town; this largely came about because with the foundation by Peter the Great of Saint Petersburg in 1703, the importance of Arkhangelsk as a port on the Northern Ocean was drastically decreased, and the amount of trade being channeled through the city for export fell accordingly. Luckily, the wealth which Yaroslavl had amassed over its many years as an important trading post allowed it to invest great amounts of money into the development of the city's new industrial base, and thus make the city very attractive to new investors. In 1772 the textiles factory of Ivan Tames opened on the right bank of the Kotorosl. This plant was not only Yaroslavl's first major industrial enterprise, but also one of Russia's largest textiles producers. Amazingly this famous establishment still exists today under the name 'Textile factory 'Krasny Perekop' (russ. commons:Category:Saint Petersburg WikiPedia:Saint Petersburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia Administrative Regions Saint Petersburg


character made

was well regarded by Catherine I of Russia until 1720, when her husband (Peter I of Russia) had him exiled to Kazan for having seduced a jester's daughter. Upon the Emperor's death, Catherine summoned her favourite physician to the Russian capital, where his light-hearted character made him friends with her daughter Elizaveta Petrovna, who he reportedly cured of syphilis. "'''Leningrad'''" is a 1989 song written and performed by American (United States) singer


design concept

; in the shell type, the windings were passed ''through'' the iron core. In both designs, the magnetic flux linking the primary and secondary windings traveled almost entirely within the iron core, with no intentional path through air. When employed in electric distribution systems, this revolutionary design concept would finally make it technically and economically feasible to provide electric power for lighting in homes, businesses and public spaces. ref name "Bláthy_HPO">


summer white

major beneficiary of Vilar’s support, which is said to have been around $14 million and was focused primarily on supporting the summer ''White Nights Festival''. * Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, under its President, Michael Kaiser who had developed a relationship with Vilar when the former was at the Royal Opera House, received donations to create an arts-management program, the ''Vilar Institute for Arts Management'' plus pledges for a program to bring the Kirov Opera

is '''Victory Day''' (День победы) celebrating the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. This day is marked with an opening military parade on Palace Square, directly in front of the Hermitage, visiting various war monuments, giving flowers to war veterans who are dressed in full military outfits, and an evening parade down Nevsky Prospekt which includes survivors of the Siege of Leningrad. 200px thumb Summer: White Nights (File:Финляндский_вокзал_утром_(2).jpg) '''June''' is peak tourist season


early poetry

as an external student and studied there for a year and a half. His early poetry was inspired by Russian folklore. In 1915, he moved to St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg), where he became acquainted with fellow-poets Alexander Blok, Sergey Gorodetsky, Nikolai Klyuev and Andrei Bely. It was in St. Petersburg that he became well known in literature circles. Blok was especially helpful in promoting Yesenin's early career as a poet. Yesenin said that Bely gave him the meaning


music guitar

in a deeper sense, it went deeper, and diffused in arrangements, and even in blues compositions something celtic (Celtic music) appears sometimes, and rock'n'roll motiffs can be met in jigs, for instance — a guitar solo. In authentic celtic music guitar never plays solo and isn't even recognized as an instrument. Life He was born in Azerbaijan in 1953; his father was of Ukrainian (Ukrainian people) descent. He studied at Leningrad Aviation Instrument


great play

in London 1899. Steinitz strove to be objective in his writings about chess competitions and games, for example he attributed to sheer bad luck a poor tournament score by Henry Edward Bird, whom he considered no friend of his, and was generous in his praise of great play by even his bitter enemies. for example he described


years coaching

to Hackensack, New Jersey's Ice House and spent several years coaching there. In 2001-2002, Moskvina returned to Yubileyny where she continues to coach. As a judge, O'Malley serves on the steering committee of the Maryland Leningrad Region Rule of Law Partnership. In her combined role as first lady, she has welcomed judges' delegations annually from Leningrad St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg), Russia to Government House (Maryland


largest historical

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educational projects

Women's Naval Detachment''', as part of the Naval Infantry Training Detachment. Biography In 1982 Alexander Chislenko received a M.S. in mathematics, computer science and education from the Mathematical Department of Leningrad State University. He worked in industry, academia and as a freelancer on various software, research and educational projects. In 1989 he left Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia for Boston, Massachusetts.

Saint Petersburg

political_status Federal city political_status_link Federal cities of Russia federal_district Northwestern (Northwestern Federal District) economic_region Northwestern (Northwestern economic region) pop_2010census 4879566 pop_2010census_ref pop_2010census_rank 4th urban_pop_2010census 100% rural_pop_2010census 0% pop_density pop_density_as_of pop_density_ref pop_latest 5131967 pop_latest_date 2014 pop_latest_ref Rosstat (Goskomstat). Оценка численности постоянного населения на 1 января 2014 г. area_km2 1439 area_km2_rank 82nd area_km2_ref Official website of St. Petersburg. Петербург в цифрах (''St. Petersburg in Figures'') established_date May 27, 1703 established_date_ref Official website of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg in Figures license_plates 78, 98, 178 ISO RU-SPE leader_title Governor (Governor of Saint Petersburg) leader_title_ref leader_name Georgy Poltavchenko leader_name_ref legislature Legislative Assembly (Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg) legislature_ref website website_ref date March 2010

'''Saint Petersburg''' ( ), and in 1991, back to ''Saint Petersburg''.

In Russian literature, informal documents, and discourse, the word "Saint" ( ).

Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May . Between 1713–1728 and 1732–1918, Saint Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia. In 1918, the central government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow. editor McColl, R. W. title Encyclopedia of world geography volume 1 publisher Infobase Publishing location N. Y. year 2005 isbn 0-8160-5786-9 pages 633–634 url http: books.google.com ?id DJgnebGbAB8C&pg PA633&dq capital+moved+to+Moscow#v onepage&q capital%20moved%20to%20Moscow&f false accessdate February 9, 2011 It is Russia's 2nd largest city (List of cities and towns in Russia by population) after Moscow with 5 million inhabitants (2012) and the fourth most populated federal subject. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea (ports of the Baltic Sea).

Saint Petersburg is often described as the most Western (Western culture) city of Russia, as well as its cultural capital. V. Morozov. ''The Discourses of Saint Petersburg and the Shaping of a Wider Europe'', Copenhagen Peace Research Institute. 2002. Ciaonet.org It is the northernmost city in the world with a population of over one million. A large number of foreign consulates (List of diplomatic missions in Russia#Consulates in Saint Petersburg), international corporations (Multinational corporation), banks, and other businesses are located in Saint Petersburg.

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